Regional Priorities
We consider specialized technical and vocational education and training (TVET) skills is particularly acute in transport, energy, manufacturing, including agro-processing, and ICT, and this could slow the industrialization agenda.
East African countries have rolled out several transport and infrastructure initiatives, including the Northern Corridor Integration Project (NCIP), the Central Transport Corridor Project, and the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project.
African countries, with support from the international community, have shown strong commitments to transforming the continent through industrialization. The 2008 Africa Union Summit adopted the theme, ‘the industrialization of Africa’, which endorsed and adopted a plan of action for accelerating industrial development in Africa.
Power and Energy
Countries in East Africa have adopted policies and developed cooperation to promote the efficient utilisation of various energy resources available within the region.
East Africa has experienced technological revolution after liberalisation of the telecommunications sector in the 1990s. This has improved communication services and infrastructure, particularly mobile telephone services which are widely accessed even in rural areas.